EThekwini regional hydrogen strategy

Led by:  Arup
Beneficiary:  EThekwini Municipality
Sector:  Low-carbon policy

EThekwini has developed a Regional Hydrogen Strategy (RHS) to position Durban and Richards Bay as a major producer and consumer of low carbon hydrogen and derivatives. This strategy supports the vision for EThekwini to achieve their climate action targets whilst providing economic benefits. The goal is to outline the infrastructure gaps, opportunities, barriers, mechanisms and potential investment required for the region to successfully establish a future hydrogen economy. This will contribute to the energy transition across power generation, heating, transport, and industry, improving energy system resilience and increasing consumer choice.

“The National Development Plan (NDP) outlines the need for South Africa to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure to support the country’s medium and long-term economic objectives. This project will shed light on the infrastructure gaps and potential investment required for the establishment of a hydrogen economy.”

- Damane Hlalele, Director, Arup


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